Blue Ocean Institute

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Sustainable Seafood Choices

Not all seafood is equal and consumer choices do make a difference for ocean life.

Blue Ocean has helped consumers discover the connection between a healthy ocean, fishing, and seafood since 2003.  Our goal is to increase consumer understanding and drive extensive demand for sustainably caught seafood.  We also encourage seafood industry retailers, chefs and restaurateurs to implement sustainable seafood practices.

Visit our searchable Seafood Choices color-coded rankings for popular, wild-caught seafood. Just type in the fish you want to learn about – common or sushi name.

These rankings are determined by evaluating each species’ life history, abundance in the wild, habitat concerns, and catch method. We also include health advisory information to alert consumers to contaminants and mercury in some seafood.

Our peer-reviewed work is transparent, authoritative, and easy for consumers to understand and use.

Full scientific reports are provided for all seafood listed.

Click here to view our Seafood Choices ranking methodology.